SALTON SEA: The warm weather and wind caused a small tilapia die-off over the past week, and the fishing has been very slow. The fish that died were mostly very good sized fish, however, which bodes well for later this winter or spring when the bite does kick off. The water level is still so low that launching is nearly impossible except for small boats (boaters should check with the main office at the recreation area before bringing a boat). The camp store is open Friday through Sunday. Information: Camp Store at 760-289-9455 (open Friday-Sunday). Salton Sea State Recreation Area main office at 760-393-3059, or the ranger station kiosk at 760-393-3052 (or mobile phone at 760-331-9944).
- Lower Desert Waters, Feb. 4 report
- Lower Desert Waters, Feb. 18 report